Public Health


The University of Vermont Program in Public Health is an innovative, online, interdisciplinary, accredited Public Health Program offering the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree and Certificates of Graduate Study. The program is designed as a collaboration of disciplines, through its faculty and community of students, that is both academic and applicable to health needs of actual populations, in both health care and community settings. Graduates will experience a comprehensive foundation of population health sciences to prepare them as they enter health care fields, public health practice, or further advanced study in public health and related sciences.

The UVM public health program offers a generalist M.P.H. degree or an M.P.H. with a concentration in Global Health Leadership. All graduates, regardless of concentration, will complete sufficient course work to attain depth and breadth in the 6 core areas of public health knowledge (Public Health and Health Policy, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences), as well as interdisciplinary/cross- cutting areas. All graduate professional public health degree students will develop skills in basic public health concepts and demonstrate the skills and integration of knowledge, and application of these concepts through a culminating project experience.

The University of Vermont Public Health Program offers 4 online Certificates of Graduate Study (CGS): Public Health, Global and Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Health Care Management and Policy, and 8 Micro-Certificates of Graduate Study (mCGS): Public Health, Public Health Informatics, Climate Change and Human Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Care Management and Policy, Health Equity, and Health Policy and Law. Each CGS is a concise, 6-course curriculum that introduces students to the program area and each mCGS is a focused 3-course curriculum. Completing any CGS or mCGS will provide students with competency in core areas of public health as well as 9 to 18 applicable credits for which the grade received was a B or higher should they decide to pursue the M.P.H. degree at UVM.

After successful completion students will be prepared to:

  1. Practice in a changing health care environment that requires accountability for the health of entire populations and skills to prevent illness and promote health.
  2. Engage in public health practice, with knowledge and skills needed for effective participation in work of government public health agencies or non-profit health-related organizations.
  3. Apply knowledge and skills from a strong foundation of population health sciences in preparation for further graduate study at the doctoral level in public health and related fields.


Public Health AMP

Public Health CGS

Public Health mCGS

Public Health M.P.H.

Public Health Informatics mCGS

Climate Change and Human Health mCGS

Epidemiology CGS

Epidemiology mCGS

Global and Environmental Health CGS

Global Health mCGS

Health Care Management and Policy CGS

Health Care Management and Policy mCGS

Health Equity mCGS

Health Policy and Law mCGS